2014

4100 Perkiomen Ave.
Reading, PA, 19606

Aug. 14, Dog Days of Summer celebration
Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services Inc., 3130 Pricetown Road, Fleetwood (Alsace Township) will be holding a Dog Days of Summer event to celebrate its one-year anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the outpatient physical therapy clinic. It is free and open to the public. Picnic food from Kathryn’s Katering and refreshments will be available. There will be entertainment provided by Dean House, a pet supply collection to benefit the Animal Rescue League of Berks County and a basket raffle  giveaway. Phoenix is asking guests to donate an item from the ARL’s online wish list at www.berksarl.org  or bring an item from the following list:  dog toys, puppy milk, kitty litter, cat toys, dry or canned food, ear cleaner, linens for bedding, paper towels, facial tissue, toilet paper, air freshener, pee pads, lint rollers, bottled bleach, scrub brushes and clipboards.

Aug. 23 Goldens in Paradise Fundraising Concert and Reunion
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue will hold its annual reunion Saturday, Aug. 23, at Willow Glen Park in Sinking Spring. Jimmy and the Parrots, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, will be featured. Admission is $35 per person includes barbeque chicken or pasta dinner with sides and non-alcoholic beverages. BYOB is permitted, but no glass containers. Gates open at 3:30. Dogs are welcome and must be on lead (no Flexi leads) and be current on vaccinations. For more information, contact Inza at events@dvgrr.org or call 717-484-4799.

Aug. 24 One by One Cat Rescue Baskets & Bags Bingo
One by One Cat Rescue will hold its annual Baskets & Bags Bingo Sunday, August 24, 2014, at the Leesport Farmers Market, 312 Gernants Church Road, Leesport (just off Route 61). Doors open at noon, games begin at noon and prize will be Longaberger Baskets and Vera Bradley bags and accessories. There will be a Chinese auction and food available for purchase. Advance tickets are $20 and at the door, tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, contact Linda Rosencrans-Schwartz at 610-413-1294 or LynnRsCats@gmail.com.
One by One is celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year and is also seeking sponsorships for baskets and bags: $75 for a small basket/bag and $125 for a large basket/bag. Sponsors can display a business card and product information/products inside the basket. Contact Linda to become a sponsor. 

Sept. 7 Doggie Dash
The Animal Rescue League of Berks County's annual Doggie Dash will be held Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Birdsboro VFW, 321 E. Main St, Birdsboro. A portion of the registration fees will benefit the ARL and participants can enter an optional contest to get sponsors -- all of that money will go the ARL. Entry fee is $20 for one person and one dog. There will be awards in four dog weight classes. Pre-registration deadline is Sept. 1 and guarantees you a T-shirt and your dog a bandanna, plus a goodie bag. Register the day of the event from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and get a goodie bag while they last. The Dash starts at 9 a.m. and the walk will start as soon as the last runner crosses the finish line (approximately 9:25 a.m.) The course circles around 2 miles of the rail trail in Birdsboro and Union Township. Complete details can be found here.

321 E Main St, Birdsboro

Sept. 13 Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Meet & Greet the Goldens
The Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue will hold its monthly Meet & Greet the Goldens event Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at its Golden Gateway, 60 Vera Cruz Road,
Reinholds, PA 17569. Meet the goldens that are available for adoption. Staff is on hand to answer questions and there is food available for purchase. No photographs are permitted. There is no admission charge.

Sept. 27 37th Annual Walk for the Animal & Walktoberfest
The Humane Society of Berks County will hold its 37th Annual Walk for the Animal & Walktoberfest Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jim Dietrich Park, 4899 Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge Road Reading, 19605 (Muhlenberg Township). Admission is free, but participants are encouraged to register and obtain sponsors. Those who pre-register by Sept. 6 will be guaranteed a commemorative T-Shirt. Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for kids age 17 or younger. VIP passes are available for $100 per pair and entitle the couple to a special family-friendly VIP buffet and beer garden.

Oct. 11 Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Meet & Greet the Goldens
The Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue will hold its monthly Meet & Greet the Goldens event Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at its Golden Gateway, 60 Vera Cruz Road,
Reinholds, PA 17569. Meet the goldens that are available for adoption. Staff is on hand to answer questions and there is food available for purchase. No photographs are permitted. There is no admission charge.

Nov. 8 Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Meet & Greet the Goldens
The Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue will hold its monthly Meet & Greet the Goldens event Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at its Golden Gateway, 60 Vera Cruz Road,
Reinholds, PA 17569. Meet the goldens that are available for adoption. Staff is on hand to answer questions and there is food available for purchase. No photographs are permitted. There is no admission charge.

Dec. 13 Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Meet & Greet the Goldens
The Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue will hold its monthly Meet & Greet the Goldens event Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at its Golden Gateway, 60 Vera Cruz Road,
Reinholds, PA 17569. Meet the goldens that are available for adoption. Staff is on hand to answer questions and there is food available for purchase. No photographs are permitted. There is no admission charge.


Submit an item for the BerksPets calendar by sending the date, cost, who/what the event benefits, a few details and who to contact for further information to ssmith@readingeagle.com. Be sure to put BerksPets in the subject line.